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DynASTOL - Dynamic Lift Assisted Short Takeoff and Landing

Award Information

Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch:
Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency
Award ID:
20380
Program Year/Program:
2004 / SBIR
Agency Tracking Number:
20380
Solicitation Year:
N/A
Solicitation Topic Code:
N/A
Solicitation Number:
N/A
Small Business Information
AEREON CORP.
20 Nassau Street Suite 223 Princeton, NJ 08542 4509
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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
 
Phase 2
Fiscal Year: 2004
Title: DynASTOL - Dynamic Lift Assisted Short Takeoff and Landing
Agency / Branch: DOD / DARPA
Contract: W31P4Q-05-C-R010
Award Amount: $2,175,297.00
 

Abstract:

This technology project aims to advance the art of aviation in reducing - by almost an order of magnitude - landing and takeoff distance for diverse aircraft. AEREON will exploit the "dynamic lift" phenomenon, emulating the technology/technique of birds. Such technology accomplishment will respond to the Phase I SBIR Topic "To Enhance the Navy's Warfighting Capabilities" (enabling very short-field and small-deck operations) by demonstration through small model testing and documentation. AEREON's 6 month experimental Project consists of low cost, short-duration, catapaulted flights and landings (exploiting dynamic lift)in a very short distance. The UNPOWERED model will be a scaled-down version of AEREON's deltoid "Wide Aperture Surveillance Platform" UAV (WASP UAV)configuration. Test results will benefit from using that shape. The 12 month Option will enhance test aircraft capability, extending to POWERED flight Dynamic Lift Assisted Takeoff and Landing ("DynASTOL"), scaled to a short field or littoral combat ship (LCS)deck-size area, in calm conditions. The combined Phase II with Option will mature the enabling technologies and perform flight demonstrations to prove feasibility of DynASTOL. That will move dynamic lift from an immature 'analytical and experimental critical function and/or characteristic proof-of-concept' [TRL 3] toward the 'mature system/subsystem model and prototype demonstration in a relevant environment' [TRL 6]. Rapid transition of the technology to other UAV, developmental and even operational aircraft will have been enabled by TTO.

Principal Investigator:

James Lang, Ph.D
Principal Investigator
7604386680
jdlang@adelphia.net

Business Contact:

William Miller
President and Treasurer
6099212131
wmiller@aereon.com
Small Business Information at Submission:

AEREON CORP.
20 Nassau Street Princeton, NJ 08542

EIN/Tax ID:
DUNS: N/A
Number of Employees:
Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No